> Lisa Hancock wrote:
>>> Nowadays employers seem a lot tighter and grant only the major day
>>> off. Many retailers are open on holidays, even Thanksgiving,
>>> Christmas, and New Years, and expect people to work.
> I guess it depends on who you work for or what type of business or
> work you do. And aren't there certain labor laws requiring time and a
> half or similar for (non-union) employees who have to work on certain
> declared *National* (not "just" Federal) Holidays such as
> Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Independence Day, and maybe Labor
> Day? (the original "big five", which does not include Memorial Day,
> Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Presidents' Day (which was originally
> known as George Washington's Birthday), and in more recent years mlk > day).
According to the "Your Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" poster (as posted in every workplace), you get time and a half after
40 hours worked in a week. It doesn't say anything about holidays.
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Not only for more than 40 hours in one week, but also more than 8 hours in one day. PAT]